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MONDAY: Dress for Success Fashion Show!

Pi Sigma Epsilon and Kohl's have joined up to present "Dress for Success!"

This fun-filled event on Monday, February 20th at 5pm in the BMU Auditorium will teach you how to dress to impress in any business situation while keeping you entertained.

With the help of dedicated models, Kohl's, and hilarious commentary from Pi Sigma Epsilon's newly elected president, this event is bound to be the highlight of your week.

This event is free and open to the public!

Local Gospel Choir Celebrates Black History

February ends with a rare treat for Northern Californians who enjoy gospel music.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend a free concert by the Black History Celebration Choir on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theater (PAC 144) on the Chico State campus, sponsored by the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Black History Celebration Choir made its debut to a standing ovation from an overflow crowd at Trinity Methodist Church earlier this month, during Martin Luther King Day celebrations.

For its February 24 performance the choir will “sing” and otherwise celebrate the history of African-Americans, the celebration ranging from traditional spirituals and good-news gospel songs to spoken word and interpretive dance.

Gospel music has been a source of strength and inspiration for many generations of Americans. Following its February performance the Black History Celebration Choir will continue to perform—under a new name, yet to be chosen—in Butte County and beyond.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, (530) 898-4764.

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, (530) 898-4764, or Robert Morton, for more information.

International Opportunities for Faculty Workshop Feb. 28

Where: Student Services Center, 150  When: Tuesday, February 28th  3:30 – 5 p.m.  What: Meeting with Study Abroad Coordinator, Jennifer Gruber, Joel Zimbelman (Dept. of CORH), RCE and USAC & AIFS Program representatives to discuss opportunities for faculty to lead short-term study abroad programs, teach, or become Resident Directors abroad.

1. Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs
Faculty-led programs are sometimes referred to as “island programs” as they are traveling Chico State classrooms.  A professor serves as faculty and director of the program, and will take a group of Chico State students abroad. Students receive credit for a specific Chico State Course.  Faculty-led programs are usually held during the summer or January Intersession.

Serving as a faculty director abroad requires a great deal more than teaching.  Faculty directors should have prior experience living abroad, and must be willing to facilitate all aspects of program implementation abroad, including, but not limited to risk management, health and safety issues, trouble-shooting, and student behavioral and disciplinary issues. For more information, visit the Study Abroad Faculty Resources Page.

2. Resident Director on CSU International Programs
Each year the CSU International Programs recruits faculty to serve as Resident Directors (RDs) in a number of its study abroad programs. These positions represent one of the best chances within the CSU to work and live for a year in the following countries: France, Italy and Spain.

As a faculty member appointed to be RD, you will have the advantage of:
a. Close advising and mentoring relationships with CSU students in the study centers;
b. professional faculty contacts in the host country; and
c. administrative experience abroad and at home.

Deadline to apply is December 1. 
More information can be found on the International Programs CSYou pages.

3. Teach Abroad with USAC
Faculty from CSU, Chico have the unique opportunity to support study abroad and internationalize our home university by teaching abroad. Visiting Professors establish contacts with foreign colleagues, enhance their own foreign language acquisition, strengthen and support international education and study abroad on campus, diversify course curriculum, and develop international relationships for research and other purposes. Candidates must be full-time faculty members in good standing at CSU, Chico who will be returning to campus following their term abroad.

Deadline to apply for the 2019/20 academic terms is December 1, 2017. 

4. Fulbright Opportunities
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Applications for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program are accepted on a rolling basis, and peer review of applications is conducted eight times per year.

Deadlines: Vary depending upon Fulbright program

For additional information on faculty opportunities abroad, please contact Jennifer Gruber, Study Abroad & International Exchange Coordinator at 898-5415 or

SAVE THE DATE-Choose Chico! April 8

Choose Chico! will be on April 8. 2017.  Choose Chico! is our premier open house that offers admitted students and visitors a day of activities to show why Chico State is a great choice! The day includes an array of useful sessions and activities that range from a Presidential Welcome, information about housing and financial aid, campus tours, and an academic showcase.

This event is highly recommended for students still making their final college choice. Admitted students are able to register online and get complete event details at  

For more information contact Wendy Needels at X4661. #ChooseChico

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CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies

Please visit and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.

CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

New this week

VA765) DATA AND SYSTEMS ANALYST (Administrative Analyst/Specialist NE)
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President Hutchinson's 100-Day Listening Tour Report Now Available

The results of President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s 100-Day Listening Tour have been posted on the Office of the President’s website.

Highlighting thoughts and opinions about University strengths and challenges, as well as innovative and creative suggestions for the future, the report is a comprehensive product of 90 group meetings, two open forums, and online feedback from 407 faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University.

The report also highlights progress made in the last seven months to respond to concerns and plans for addressing other concerns over the long term.

Please send comments and feedback to

Adventure Outings Spring Break Rafting

Adventure Outings is please to announce that we will be running a week long rafting trip exploring two of the Northern California's most beautiful rivers from March 11th to the 16.

Learn how to guide rafts, read water, and spend your Spring Break gaining amazing skills and fostering new friendships. Sign up today for Introduction to Whitewater Raft Guiding!

For more information visit our office in BMU 008A or call (530) 898- 4011

Check out some footage to get stoked!

Free Supplemental Instruction

Work with your peers, develop new study groups, and learn useful study skills while studying more efficiently!

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is free, peer-assisted study sessions that integrate course content with study skills.  SI is open to all students in supported courses including biology, chemistry, computer science, finance, math, and mechanical engineering. 

Visit the Student Learning Center website to check if your course offers SI: or drop by the Student Learning Center at SSC 340.

Staff Council 2016 Staff Employee of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

The Staff Council Office is currently accepting nomination for our 2016 Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year award.

Please submit your completed nomination form and letters of support to the Staff Council Office no later than Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at noon.  Only one nomination form per nominee is required.  A minimum of 3 letters of support for the nominee must be submitted to the Staff Council Office by the due date.  The Staff Council Office is located behind Sierra Hall on the corner of Third & Chestnut Streets, campus zip code 0160.  We look forward to continuing to honor our deserving staff at this year’s luncheon.

Please contact Melanie O’Connor if you have any questions regarding nominations.

11th Turner National Competition & Exhibition Continues Until March 4

Art Exhibition 11th Turner National Competition & Exhibition


In collaboration with the Janet Turner Print Museum, this biennial event showcases national print artistry through an exploration of the theme of “currency.” This is a local opportunity to see a cross section of contemporary printmaking curated by a juror with significant experience in the print world. This year’s juror is Erin Sullivan Maynes, Curator, Hoehn Family Galleries, University of San Diego.

Free and open to the public.

More Information

Turner Website / Facebook Page


Information session for the Provost’s Student Awards for Research and Creativity will be held on Friday February 17th from 1-2 pm in MLIB 171 (Honors Program Offices).

Applications for the SARC can be obtained on the Honors Program webpage, click on Student Awards for Research and Creativity. The deadline for applications is 5 PM on Friday, March 3rd 2017 in the Honors Program office, MLIB 171.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Carlson @ or 530-898-5683

AS Elections Ahead! Want to be a Candidate?

If you are interested in running for an Associated Students elected position at CSU Chico, please attend one of the scheduled information sessions below:

Monday, February 27th 12pm-1pm in BMU 220G

Tuesday, February 28th 3:30pm-4: 30pm in BMU 220G

Thursday, March 2nd 12:30pm-1: 30pm in BMU 220G     

Monday, March 6th 5pm-6pm in BMU 220G

All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please call (530) 898-3382.

Free Tutoring at UHUB on Sundays

Drop by UHUB (University Housing Utilities Building) across from Whitney and Sutter Hall to receive free math and writing help!

Free tutoring on Sundays are from 2-8PM. No appointment needed.

Follow the Student Learning Center and the Writing Center to receive notices about our services, writing and reading tips, and resources.

Student Learning Center's Facebook: @CSUCSLC The Writing Center's Facebook: @ChicoWritingCenter The Writing Center's Twitter: @chicostatewc

All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please call the Student Learning Center at 530-898-6839.

Free Admission to Gateway Science Museum for Chico State Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Come Enjoy a FREE DAY on US!*  

The Gateway Science Museum invites Chico State faculty, staff, and administrators to check out the spring 2017 exhibits on Wednesday, Feb.22, anytime between noon to 5pm.  

*Simply present your Chico State faculty/staff ID for admission. Not transferable.

Design Zone This touring exhibit from Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will engage you in relationships between mathematics and the creative processes in art, music and engineering.   Delta Grandeur Explore the diversity of California’s Delta - an endangered ecosystem.   Our Ocean’s Edge Enjoy this photographic documentary that celebrates the fragile seascapes along California’s 1,100-mile coastline.    

The Gateway Science Museum is located at 625 Esplanade, right next to Bidwell Mansion. If you are walking (suggested), just cross the creek to the north, head west past Holt Hall, and continue down the diagonal sidewalk westward, just past toward the backside of Bidwell Mansion. You will see the Gateway just across the university parking lot. Please enter through front entrance doors to check in.  

For more information, please visit  or call 898-4121.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

The MBSR program, backed by three decades of research, will help you reduce stress and enhance resilience, even in the face of serious life difficulties. Open to all Chico students, faculty, and staff! Common reasons people take this course include: Daily life stress, anxiety/depression, sleep problems, chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, job, school or family pressure, personal growth/development, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and serious illness.

Introductory Course:  February 27
Class Continues:  Weekly classes March 6 – May 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (No class March 13)
Location: Selvester’s Café
Daylong retreat: April 22 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $30 per student – Due Upon Registration – Current Chico State Student ID # required; $250 for Faculty/Staff of Chico State – Limited space for Faculty/Staff  – Due Upon Registration

Instructor:  Ann Ponzio, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor                         
To register, or for more information contact the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) in Student Services Center 180 or 530-898 -6450 or

Writing for the Web & Social Media

2/28/17 (Tues), 8:30-10AM, Colusa 100B


Have you been asked to assist your department with web page editing and department social media posts? If so, then this workshop is for you!

Contract Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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In this workshop, we’ll look at a few basic principles and practice writing copy for an online audience. We will review the characteristics of the online environment and how that influences communication strategies, discuss the needs of our audiences in the online environment and examine the challenges of capturing the attention of website and social media audiences.

Instructor: Kate Post (Digital Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs and Publications)

Audience: Faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning tips and techniques for writing for the web and social media on behalf of the University.

Sponsor: Public Affairs

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